Class action lawsuit against Bengals coming, Barstool Sports founder says
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Barstool Sports founder and owner Dave Portnoy says he is filing a class action lawsuit against the Cincinnati Bengals and NFL.
Portnoy posted a screenshot around 7:30 p.m. Thursday of a $120,000 bet he placed on the Bengals to cover the four-point spread against the Baltimore Ravens.
Just a few hours later, star quarterback Joe Burrow left the game with an injury to his right wrist.
The injury caught the spotlight not just for what it meant to the Bengals’ season, but also because of the possibility Cincinnati knew Burrow might have been injured before the game.
Zac Taylor says he doesn’t know exactly what Burrow was wearing on his hand/wrist on the plane, but says it’s “totally unrelated” to Burrow’s injury.— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) November 17, 2023
Says he was full go and fine in practice during the week.
The Bengals tweeted out a photo on Wednesday of Burrow walking off the team plane. In the photo, you can see a wrap around his right wrist. The Bengals tweet was later deleted. Some on social media have claimed it was an iPad glove on his wrist rather.
Joe Burrow says he was wearing a compression device on his hand/wrist on the plane:— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) November 17, 2023
This is a completely different thing. It’s not uncommon to wear a compression sleeve. Bumps and bruises of football. It had nothing to do with the wrist
With ESPN’s Adam Schefter reporting that the NFL is now investigating the Bengals to determine if Cincinnati violated the league’s injury report policy, Portnoy wrote on X that he is filing a class action lawsuit against the franchise.
“There is no shot I put 100k hard earned dollars on the Bengals if I knew Joe Burrow was injured going into the game,” Portnoy wrote.
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